Relationship of pneumococcal and influenza vaccination frequency with health literacy in the rural population in Turkey

Guclu Ö., Demirci H., OCAKOĞLU G., Guclu Y., Uzaslan E., KARADAĞ M.

VACCINE, vol.37, no.44, pp.6617-6623, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 44
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.09.049
  • Journal Name: VACCINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.6617-6623
  • Keywords: Pneumococcal vaccine, Influenza vaccine, Health literacy, OLDER, MANAGEMENT, PHYSICIANS, BEHAVIORS, ADULTS, RATES, RISK
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Vaccines have been shown to prevent illness, disability and death from vaccine-preventable diseases. The purpose of our study was to analyze the influenza and pneumococcal vaccination status of patients, the factors that influence the uptake of influenza/pneumococcal vaccination and the effects of health literacy (HL) on vaccination.